By Matthew Frederick
101 issues I discovered in structure School is a publication that scholars of structure may want to hold within the layout studio and of their backpacks. it's also a booklet they might are looking to preserve out of view in their professors, for it expresses in transparent and straightforward language the issues they have a tendency to make murky and abstruse. those one zero one concise classes in layout, drawing, the artistic approach, and presentation—from the fundamentals of ways to attract a line to the complexities of colour theory—provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy and make concrete what too frequently is left nebulous and open-ended within the structure curriculum.
Like all books within the well known and celebrated 101 issues I Learned® e-book sequence, the teachings in 101 issues I discovered in structure School make the most of a special two-page structure, with a short clarification and accompanying representation. A lesson on how one can draw a line is observed by means of examples of fine and undesirable traces; a lesson on awkward ground point adjustments exhibits the tv actor Dick Van Dyke in the course of a pratfall; and a dialogue of the proportional variations among conventional and smooth structures includes a development cut up smartly in part among the two.
Written via an architect and teacher who good recalls the fog of his personal scholar days, 101 issues I discovered in structure School presents worthwhile guideposts for college kids navigating the architectural layout studio and the remainder of the structure curriculum. structure graduates, from younger designers to skilled practitioners, will flip to the ebook to boot for idea and a consultant again to fundamentals while fixing complicated layout difficulties.
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Create another parti that holistically incorporates all that you now know about the building. indd 54 4/25/07 1:44:17 PM Soft ideas, soft lines; hard ideas, hard lines Fat markers, charcoal, pastels, crayons, paint, soft pencils, and other loose or soft 27 implements are valuable tools for exploring conceptual ideas early in the design process, as by their nature they tend to encourage broad thinking and deny finegrained decisions. Fine-point markers and sharp pencils become more useful as the design process moves closer to a more highly resolved plan.
At its most ambitious, parti derives from matters more transcendent than mere architecture. “L’s in conflict,” for example, might be a suitable parti for a new government building for two once-warring factions that have forged a new nation. “Finger poking into the woods” might derive from an ecological belief about the relationship between field and forest. “Missing spoke” might suggest a philosophy that loss invites opportunity. indd 34 4/25/07 3:31:50 PM The more specific a design idea is, the greater its appeal is likely to be.
Indd 36 4/25/07 3:31:50 PM Any design decision should be justified in at least two ways. 18 A stair’s primary purpose is to permit passage from floor to floor, but if well designed it can also serve as a congregation space, a sculptural element, and an orienting device in the building interior. A window can frame a view, bathe a wall with light, orient a building user to the exterior landscape, express the thickness of the wall, describe the structural system of the building, and acknowledge an axial relationship with another architectural element.
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick